L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is implementing its first Orthogon Coupled AMAN/DMAN solution for Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) in Latin America to help enhance aviation flexibility and efficiency in Chile.
The software-based solution optimizes the flow and sequencing of aircraft operating to and from Arturo Merino Benítez(AMB) International Airportin the Santiago TMA and adjacent sectors. The enhanced coupling of arrival and departure flows, aligned with the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades Block 2, provides the most flexible and efficient use of airspace and runway resources.
DGAC, AMB Airport and other stakeholders can take advantage of significant efficiency gains due to the software supporting mixed-mode operations as well as A-CDM procedures.Other improvements include a high degree of predictability, situational awareness and a reduced environmental impact. The product interface design allows a seamless integration into DGACs existing ATC system infrastructure and offers utmost flexibility to adapt to future DGAC ATC system needs.
The project implementation includes the provision of hardware for the installation of working positions in the ACC and AMB tower as well as positions in the Ocean Area Control Center, Concepción ApproachControl Office, Puerto Montt Area Control Center, and Iquique Area Control Center.
“The project highlights L3Harris’ leading position in the field of Air Traffic Synchronization Solutions,”said Frank Köhne, Managing Director, Orthogon GmbH, L3Harris.“We look forward to working closely with DGAC during and well beyond the project.”